Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
the latest of what lance armstrong said, and what the people who know him had to say about the interview. "piers morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> tonight, the hero finally takes a fall. lance armstrong comes clean to oprah. we're watching. you don't have to. i'll talk to a woman who called armstrong, quote, a ruthless and relentless liar. and a winner who said he was played by armstrong all along. >> remember this? >> the bottom line is this, i have been unfaithful to my wife. i developed a relationship with a -- with what started out as a dear, dear friend from argentina. >> my interview with mark sanford. >> also, guns in america. the issue is not going away. i'll talk to the connecticut senator who says this. >> the fact is that the nra does not represent gun owners anymore. this is not your father's nra. >> and the irepressible hoda cuteeb. >> we're giving alcohol on the show. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. we begin with the big breaking news tonight. if you love armstrong, this is the moment you spent years and millions of dollars trying to avoid.
Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
still believe in lance armstrong. and page, a criminal defense and constitutional attorney. i'll also talk to a man who knows the toll of a different kind of cheating. former governor mark sanford is back and he's here. we begin with lance armstrong. i'm going to start with you. this breaks your heart. i remember when you wrote this. it was at a time when many people were turning on lance armstrong. i admired your loyalty, frankly, as someone who clearly wanted to believe in him, because he had said to you himself, repeatedly, i never doped. i'm told you exchanged e-mails with him in the last week. tell me about that. >> i wrote a column at the daily beast on monday, and i probably should have done it sooner, repudiating the cover story, which i sort of flawed it hook, line, and sinker. lance e-mailed me yesterday and said, look, i f'd up, i want to apologize. i'm really, really sorry for sending you down this road. >> i think it was heartfelt. i didn't respond. i don't think there's anything to respond to. i still wonder, is he playing me? i think he did the same with rick reill
Jan 18, 2013 3:00am EST
>>> lance armstrong sat down with oprah and bombshell after bombshell came out. he admitted he cheated, he lied, he ducked. the rumors he spent years to nine, the world trip. blood doping was his cocktail for cycling competition, blood transfusions and testosterone and on he went. didn't think it was possible. he admits using banned substances in the tour de france and says he was afraid of getting caught. listen to what he told oprah when he he asked if he thought when he was doing was wrong. >> was a big deal to you, did it feel wrong. >> at the time, now. >> did not feel wrong. >> no. scary. >> did you feel bad about it. >> no. even scarier. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. the scariest. >>> he had to look at the word she to see what it meant and he said it didn't apply to him. joining me as a sports columnist from "usa today." christine, extending interviewed. a full hats off to oprah winfrey, you can't really be to the devastating power of this segment. watch this. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to an answer cycling performance.
Jan 18, 2013 9:00pm EST
we'll see you in an hour from now. the lance armstrong interview on own ends at 10:00 p.m. join us for full reaction here. we'll have our full panel and they'll react to whether or not lance armstrong was telling the trut. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> striking fear into the heart of hollywood's bigwigs. charlie sheen. >> when it show is run by nazis, it takes on a different light. >> he's a man who has never been afraid to speak his mind, and tonight he's at it again. >> that's my response to him, complete and total. >> people will tell you he's dangerous, unpredictable. that's exactly why i like him. >> i will say the time aged me, but it certainly put more salt in my saddle. >> charlie seheen, the g the ba, and the utterly outrageous. and the one thing you never thought you would hear charlie sheen say. you're not that crazy guy anymore? >> no, i'm not. >> welcome back, sir. >> thank you. >> ding ding, round two. this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. if you ask me to name my top three all-time guests, charlie sheen would definitely be one of those. he's hahn,
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
get to that. i think something has to be done. >>> turning another story, lance armstrong, you met him once. >> yeah. >> did you get to know him? >> he basically, you know, asked me what the weather was going to be, and then kept moving. >> did you say for you, mate, pretty stormy. >> who knew? this was before all that stuff was happening. >> what do you think of it? >> well, look -- >> you're a sports fan. >> hey, look, not really. but the thing is, this guy is really -- he suffered a lot. he has also let down a lot of people. but he has done a lot of good. it's a really difficult issue, you know. >> see, my problem is i think sport for people, particularly in america, and britain is the same. people feel such great passion for it. >> sure. >> it's escapism, and it's about having heroes. >> yep. >> and it's about having people who excel in what they do. you would all love to be a professional sports star because it sounds so impossibly glamorous. yet it is intense. and when they're exposed as cheats, every single time something inside me dies. i watched ben johnson win that 100 me
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
have to have that god-given ability to hit the ball like you did. >> do you forgive lance armstrong? >> i would like to sit down and talk to him. make my own opinion based on an experience with him, not just based on sideline -- >> say that wasn't nice. >> that wasn't nice. >> let's take a break. when we come back, i want to talk to you about other stuff. so much going on in your life. >> yeah, there is. >> i want to know what your life has been like. >> you got it. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. >>> i got mine fixed up like i want it to. >> sounds to me like a man cave. >> what's a man cave? >> it's a place where you can do whatever you want and nobody bothers you. it used to be your life but then you got married so now it's just a room. >> a great line. a great show. >> thank you. >> what i love about you is you choose shows where you basically are equipped to play the character yo
Jan 19, 2013 2:00am PST
? >> fighting a were. >> i get it. >> yeah. >> the other big story this week has been lance armstrong. >> right. >> what is your view of him? >> i met him once at a party and i'm assuming he was in a bad mood because he wasn't the friendliest guy in the world. i'm sure people say that about me from time to time. not too often because i'm pretty approachable. >> what did he say to you? >> i said mr. armstrong, i'm sorry to bother you. i'm charlie sheen. i want to shake your hand. he said, that's nice. >> where was this? >> he said, that's nice. i said, no, it's not nice. this was probably five years ago. yeah. yeah. >> did he shake your hand? >> yeah. >> but he didn't want to? >> i don't think so. i don't want to tell both sides of the story because i don't know what he was into that night or what was going on. i have been on the sidelines with the rest of us watching the fall from grace. >> to me, he is one of the biggest and worst cheats in sporting history because the number of lie lives that he adversely effected. i get the livestrong thing. giving this interview where he admitted he cheated